SharePoint Makes the Donuts; Los Angeles Moves to Gmail; Government 2.0 = Free Data?

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SharePoint: The Team that Makes the Donut(s) (ZDNet)
When Microsoft officials describe SharePoint Server, they often refer to what’s called “the donut” diagram — a picture of the six server workloads that comprise the overall product. But who actually makes the donut(s), and how does the team decide which features to bake into a new release of the product? I was curious about the people and the processes of the 5,000+-member team that is working on the SharePoint 2010 release. To get a better feel for the SharePoint team, Microsoft gave me a chance to interview over the past few weeks not just the “usual suspects,” but some of the other lesser-known but key SharePoint managers.

Top 10 Ways to Supercharge Windows 7 (PC Business Authority)
Microsoft has worked hard to banish the nightmares of Windows Vista, and the famously tweakable Windows 7 could win back some former friends with its versatility. Here’s a quick guide to making the most of the new OS.

Government 2.0 – Setting the Data Free (PublicTechnology.net)
Setting data free and catalysing the co-production of public value should be the focus for governments. Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 beget Government 2.0 – right? Many are of the view that it is only a matter of time before the serendipity of mash-ups, wikis, blogs and social computing nibble away at the perimeter of government.

L.A. City Council Votes to Outsource E-mail to Google (Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to move to Google Inc.’s vision of online computing as the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to outsource e-mail to a Web-based system run by the Internet search giant. Despite a flurry of lobbying by arch rival Microsoft Corp., the council agreed to shut down the city’s in-house messaging system and transfer e-mail operations for its 30,000 employees to Google’s nationwide network of servers.

Amazon Sets Stage for Cloud Battle With Microsoft (Visual Studio Magazine)
In what could be an escalating war in the emerging arena of cloud-based computing services, Amazon today said it will let customers host relational data in its EC2 cloud service using the MySQL database. The company today also said that it plans to slash the costs of its EC2 service by as much as 15 percent.

Microsoft’s Office Web Apps Shows Off Cloud, with Issues (Microsoft Watch)
Nick Simons, Microsoft’s program manager of Office Web Apps, wrote on the Office Web Apps blog last week that “we are opening up the Technical Preview and inviting more people to try out the Office Web Apps.” For what Simons described as “a limited” time, Windows Live subscribers could head here to test-drive the platform.

Around the Blogosphere
SharePoint 2010: Getting Started with Development on SharePoint 2010 (Tobias Zimmergren’s thoughts on development)
Now after the SharePoint Conference 2009 is over, we’re free to publish and disclose a lot of content around SharePoint 2010. The first thing that I’ll do is to link to these awesome Hands-On-Labs that I stumbled upon.  [;)]

Mobile Entrée & Windows Phone Mobility Pavilion (Desklight)
This past week more than 7,000 Microsoft enthusiasts packed into Las Vegas to get a peak at SharePoint® 2010. People from all over the world made the journey and Virginia-based H3 Solutions – inventors of Mobile Entrée – was among them. Working the conference in the official capacity of a Gold Sponsor/Exhibitor and part of the Windows Phone Mobility Pavilion, Mobile Entrée proved to be a resounding success.

SharePoint Server 2007 For Worldwide Health and Beyond… (UK SharePoint Team)
Recently, James Kemp and James Daniel, both contributors of this blog, showcased freely available SharePoint software and guidance that has been designed to help Healthcare organisations address common business challenges. A video from this event has now been placed on Microsoft.com. Although aimed at healthcare organisations, the 40 minute video showcases IP that may be of use to almost anyone that wants to use SharePoint Server 2007. The key elements of the video are:

SharePoint BI and Power Pivot (Krichie – That SharePoint Guy)
The 2009 SharePoint Conference was a total blast.  For those who were not able to attend, Microsoft also announced Power Pivot.  With Power Pivot, IT Managers can empower business users to create and share Excel 2010 workbook applications through SharePoint 2010.

Access Web Databases and The Access Show (Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering)
Greetings Office Engineering readers—Clint here from the Access program management team. In partnership with Channel 9 the Access team is launching a new show called The Access Show. It will feature Ryan McMinn, myself and others from the team. We will talk in-depth about what is new in Access 2010 and share feedback from the community.

Visualizing Information in SharePoint: Demo 01 (End User SharePoint)
One of the hard things about using SharePoint to manage your information, is creating visual feedback based upon specific conditions within the information. In this quick, 4 minute demo, I show a technique that I use when generating sandboxes for live online SharePoint workshops.

High Availability Improvements in SharePoint 2010 (The SharePoint Mad Scientist)
If you’ve attended any of my presentations in the past, especially those covering high availability (HA) you might have noticed me biting my tongue. HA in SharePoint 2007 was a specialty of mine and while I made every attempt to simplify the options,  I always got the impression that folks were more confused leaving my session than when they started. Some of that can be attributed to bad presentation skills, but I think the bigger problem is that HA options in 2007 were simply lacking and workarounds I described were complicated and full of holes. Enter SharePoint 2010. 

 

SharePoint Job Listings**
SharePoint Developer/Programmer – St.​ Louis, MO
Minimum 3 years of software development experience coding C# and VB.NET, developing and maintaining SharePoint sites, supporting and working with MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 3.0, using Visual Studio and SharePoint Designer. The candidate should also have strong experience writing stored procedures, creating tables/views/etc. in SQL Server 2005. Experience with Microsoft Reporting Services will be an added advantage.

Project Manager w/ SharePoint & MySite – Princeton, NJ
The PM will be responsible for managing the Workgroup Collaboration and MySite projects. Below is a brief overview of the projects, key responsibilities for the PM and expertise we are looking for in the PM.

Microsoft Updates
Description of SharePoint Server 2007 ASPX page source code access (Microsoft Support)
This article describes the behavior of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 when a user tries to view the source code of an ASPX page.

Bamboo Partner Events*
October 29, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management – DataLan
October 29, Charlotte, North Carolina, How to Effectively Utilize Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 – StreamLogic

November 3, Online, How to Effectively Utilize Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 – Innovative-e
November 4, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Biotech – DataLan
November 10, New York, New York, SharePoint – A Platform for Business Solutions – DataLan
November 12, New York, New York, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites – DataLan
November 18, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint – Business Process Automation and Workflow Design – DataLan
November 19, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Financial Services Firms – DataLan
November 19, Sacramento, California, SharePoint – Key Features – Kiefer Consulting Inc.

December 3, New York, New York, SharePoint Winter Expo 2009 – DataLan
December 9, Online, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management – DataLan
December 10, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites – DataLan

SharePoint Events**
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Bamboo SharePoint Project Management Central Webinar
October 28, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
October 29, Online, Project Management Using SharePoint Webinar
October 29, Online, ‘What’s New from Bamboo?’ Webinar
October 29, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management
October 29, Online, Silverlight and SharePoint – Bring Out the Magic
October 29, Charlotte, North Carolina, How to Effectively Utilize Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010
October 31, Cape Town, South Africa, SharePoint Saturday

November 3, Online, How to Effectively Utilize Microsoft Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010
November 3, Online, Cloud Computing and SharePoint 2010
November 4, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Biotech
November 5, Online, Go Green with SharePoint
November 7, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, SharePoint Saturday
November 7, Raleigh, North Carolina, SharePoint Saturday
November 7, Redmond, Washington, SharePoint Saturday
November 10, New York, New York, SharePoint – A Platform for Business Solutions
November 10, Online, SharePoint for Life Science
November 12, New York, New York, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites
November 14, Cleveland, Ohio, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, Melbourne, Australia, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, San Antonio, Texas, SharePoint Saturday
November 14, Tampa, Florida, SharePoint Saturday
November 16-17, Stockholm, Sweden, SharePoint & Exchange Forum 2009
November 18, Online, Advanced Topics in SharePoint – Business Process Automation and Workflow Design
November 19, Online, Breakthroughs in SharePoint for Financial Services Firms
November 19, Sacramento, California, SharePoint – Key Features
November 21, Birmingham, Alabama, SharePoint Saturday
November 21, Phoenix, Arizona, SharePoint Saturday
November 21, Richmond, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday

December 3, New York, New York, SharePoint Winter Expo 2009
December 9, Online, SharePoint for Enterprise Content Management
December 10, Iselin, New Jersey, SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, and Public Websites
December 12, Kansas City, Kansas, SharePoint Saturday

January 9, Virginia Beach, Virginia, SharePoint Saturday

* If you are a Bamboo Partner please contact Janet Goda (janet.goda@bamboosolutions.com) to have your event included in the Bamboo Partner Events.

** Please contact Chris Dooley (chris.dooley@bamboosolutions.com) to include your event  or job listing in SharePoint Daily.

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